Monday, June 28, 2010

Collections


Hi everyone! Hope you all had lovely weekends! I’m worn out from putting up the last few fence posts and panels along the back of our property. I have sympathy for anyone that has to work outside in this heat and humidity! Anyway, I thought I’d share a collection that I know I haven’t shown before since it's fairly new.
shakers

My salt and pepper shakers! A small object but when grouped together  I think they make a statement.

By the way, the stand they’re on used to look like this…
Before

Dont’ be afraid to remake things so that they work better in your decor. I spray painted this stand with a semi-gloss and replaced a few of the clear crystals with red.
after
I think it works better for me this way!

This collection began because I started noticing S&P shakers at the thriftstore that I thought were pretty. Either because of their shape or because of what they were made out of.
Shakers2

It's great that they don't take up much room!
silvershaker

The fun of collecting is hunting and gathering is as much as the displaying don't you think? Sometimes I only find one shaker and sometimes I find a pair - it doesn't matter.
plate

Above them are two of my “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” plates (I have a small collection of those).
pots
On the bottom of this corner table is my collection of silverplated coffee/tea pots.
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I guess I have a quite  a few collections (mostly plates though - I'm a dishaholic)!
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Obviously these are not “serious” collections that are worth a lot of money. But that doesn’t matter to me. I only collect things which speak to my heart. I would never collect something to use in my home just because it’s the “hot” new collectible this year.
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I have to fall in love with something in order to collect it!

Tell me what you collect as I’d love to know and thanks for dropping by today!

58 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your S&P shakers! It brought back a childhood memory. My grandmother used to collect S&P shakers and when we would visit, we loved to look at them. She kept them in her china cabinet.

Have a great week. We are suppose to cool down by mid week here into the low 80's.

Mary Ellen said...

I have several Daily bread plates to and just love them! I love old dishes with pink roses on them and pin money banks when I can find them in my price range!

Love your pedestal cake plate's new look!

bee blessed
mary

Debby said...

Love the new banner. Your home is so beautiful. Just love your posts.

Karen said...

I love your salt and pepper shaker collections. I have one of the large ones. My grandmother used it for cinnamon and sugar. Then the smaller set next to the large ones, I have also. I got those from my mother-in-law. I just love'em!
Have a great week.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

donna rae said...

What a fun collection! I really like the new look of the blog, too. Thanks for the continuing inspiration for our homemaking adventures!

Darlene said...

Your salt and pepper collection is just too CUTE! I love the way you have them displayed also. It was a perfect makeover for that stand. Hope you are having a great Monday.♥

Kristi said...

I just LOVE this vignette!! And I collect S&P shakers too! I have the same set of tall ones (in the back) as you! They are all beautiful and look perfect with the silver teapots below! Thanks for sharing more of your beautiful home!
Kristi

Kelley said...

Hi, Manuela! Stay cool! I collect: vintage sewing patterns, whiteware, sea and coastal themed anything, and friends.

Debbie said...

I would never have thought about the whimsy of collecting salt and pepper shakers, but I really love the possibilities! I need to show this post to my mother. She would love it!

And I like the transformation of that pedestal dish as well. The white with red looks perfect in that corner next to the black toile.

Sherry said...

One thing I have collected is tins, like the advertising tins and also the tins with flowers and designs. It started when my grandmother was getting rid of the tin my grandpa had hard candy in by his chair. After that I found many more and I have them stored at this time. I think I will find a way to use them in my home soon. Thanks for sharing.

Alison said...

How unique! I've been collecting Milk Glass and I'm starting to become obsessed with it! So pretty and simple and great grouped together!

Linda said...

Hi Manuela,...I like your S&P collection and all of your plates and tea pots and other treasures.

I have collected pretty things for many years. It is fun to see the beauty and to remember when you found the tiny treasures!

Have a good day!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Manuela! What a lovely collection of 'shakers' and I love what you did to that cake stand..what a difference. I love dishes too...I have a collection of Blue Willow and some pretty cream with small pink flowers plates that I found at antique shops and garage sales. I still don't have my plates on the walls even after a year of being finished the dining room renovations. I guess since I'd have to screw holes in these old plastered walls again I'm taking my time...REALLY. Love your collection of silver tea pots too...very nice. Thanks for reminding me that I still have things do do around here LOL...and have a wonderful Monday. Maura :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful collections Manuela. I love the S&P's.

I love the thrill of the hunt, too.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the stand and your collection, Manuela! The addition of the red crystals really works well with your decor. I've been thinking of picking up S&P shakers at the thrift store, for when I eventually get around to getting some glitter.

Ally's Corner said...

Oh what cute S&P shakers, what a great thing to collect. I used to collect tea cups but haven't in a long time. Love your new look on your blog. You will have to send me the name of the person that did it for you.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

It is a pretty collection! Like what you did to the cake stand.
Have a great week and stay cool.

Storybook Woods said...

Isn't it amazing how grouping just a simple thig can make it stand out. Your collection is beautiful. I put mine away a couple of years ago, but seeing yours, maybe I will pull mine out agian xoxox Clarice

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Manuela, YOur collection and the area you have them in so lovely.
YOur silver is the most beautiful! Don't you just love collecting silver. And you have some fabulous pieces!
Collecting things you love is a joy! And a joy to see!
Yvonne

KJ's Restart Button said...

I love the table the salt and pepper shakers are on. I kind of collect a few birdhouses and angels. I use to have many collections but lost them in a fire. Love your silver also.
Konnie

Adrienne said...

Love your collection! You did a great job with the 're-do' of your cake stand - the touch of red is perfect!
~Adrienne~

Charlene said...

My mother used to collect salt & pepper shakers--I really like yours, I always liked the glass and "silver" ones the best. Like what you did with the little stand, too!

Vee said...

Your blog has changed again...looks great. Your collection looks great on the "new and improved" cake stand.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love your collections. I too collect S&P shakers and for exactly the same reasons. I keep mine under a cloche. But now I have more than will fit under the cloche. I collect too many things. I too am a dishaholic. And I collect white pitchers and creamers. I have a thing for frames, mirrors & clocks as well. But dishes and pitchers are my biggest collections. Thanks for sharing a few more of your collections. I always enjoy what you share.
Kim

Julie Harward said...

I am in love with that cute stand and the shakers on it! So very cute and it looks so much better with what you have done to it! It certainly does make a statement now! Come say hi :D

Linda said...

That's a cute collection and I love the way you display them. I collect little Statues of Liberty. I've always wanted to go to New York. Also Early American stuff esp. anything having to do with presidents. My favorites are Lincoln and Washington. I collected tea cups and tea pots, but they have become too expensive. I also have a lot of vintage plates that I hang on the wall or prop up on a table top or book case. Linda

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have a large collection of dolls..as you know! But I love so many things and buy things I enjoy. I love your salt and pepper shakers and the way you have them displayed! It's so much fun to find something you love! ♥

Gloria said...

I love your s&p collection. I don't really go out looking for things to collect, but if I see something that I really like, I will get it. I used to collect cookie jars but now I only have about 25 or so left. I started feeling like my pantry was getting cramped up. I too like dishes and have a collection of picture dishes of states, bridges, etc. Oh well got to go Manuela. My knees are killing me and I have to rub some biofreeze on them. Have a great week and thanks for sharing.

Becky K. said...

Oh, so pretty. I love the changes you made to it...although if you had asked my opinion in the first place I would have gasped. See? That is how much I know!

Becky K.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Whenever I go into Goodwill or a thrift shop, I always head first for the dish aisle. :)

I love what you did with the saltshakers. Never thought of that before. I have only one set of silver and glass saltshakers now but I gave Stephanie a couple sets to use for tea parties.

Hmmm... I may have to collect a few more. They are always inexpensive at Goodwill.

Jennifer said...

Too cute!

Debbie said...

I love that stand and cute shakers....I just saw your comment on Kim's blog, and I wanted to come over and personally thank you for that:) I do really appreciate the support and encouragement I am receiving out here. Debbie

Cindy said...

I love your silver salt and pepper shakers as well as your silver coffee pots. They're wonderful! I collect silver flatware, silver teapots as well as other small silver pieces. I don't have a large collection, because I don't have a lot of space. It is a lot of fun playing with them, though!
Hugs, Cindy S

Nestled in Rosenberg said...

Manuela,
I LOVE your collection. I totally agree that it doesn't have to be worth a lot of money. You have your collectons displayed beautifully! I'm lovin your new blog design! :)

Angie said...

Such a cute collection and they look great on your remade stand! I love the corner table they are on too and the silver pieces on the bottom shelf.

Jennifer said...

The s&p shakers are great. I love how you have them displayed so pretty on the cake stand. And I really like how you fixed the cake stand for your purpose. I really do need to experiment a bit more!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Manuela, what a wonderful idea with the S & P collection. You always have such clever ideas. I can't wait to see each post. Linda

Saltbox Treasures said...

Love your home. It is gorgeous! I also love red and yellow, french country, toile, roses, gardening, etc.
I will be reading your blog often.
Thanks for sharing your space with us!
~ Julie

Julie said...

I love all the salt and pepper shakers! And what a cute corner table.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Manuela, your salt and pepper shakers are making me crazy. I have to do that. Thanks for sharing.

Barb ♥

Grammy said...

Enjoyed your S&P collection! I collect silver plate/silver teaspoons and butter knives, cake stands, teapots, tea cups, old floral frogs, and of course dishes. I have a collection of Blue Willow that I use daily. I've been thinking about collecting shakers like yours. Like you, I collect what speaks to me at the time. I just know it when I see it.

mizdarlin said...

Good Morning, Manuela..what a lovely little collection..and you did a fine job on the stand..I do pefer it now..though usually not a fan of white per se, you 'tarted' it up perfectly with the red crystals..
Love 'collections' blogs..just started one myself..stop by!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love the white now on the plate stand. The S&P shakers are fun! The corner looks very nice ~

Have a blessed week!

Pat

Donna said...

Beautiful collections, Manuela. The S&P shakers are wonderful, and I like the stand you have them displayed on, great makeover!

I've been collecting paperweights. I love colored glass.

Hugs,
Donna

Gumbo Lily said...

I like your display of S&P shakers on the cake plate.

I say that I don't collect stuff, but I think I do. I really like wooden spoons and wooden kitchen gadgets so I have a type of "collection" of those. My collections must be useful, not just dust collectors. I have a nice collection of varied tea cups/saucers that I use when we're having tea parties. That's about it.

Jody

My Cozy Cubby said...

It really does pop in pristine white! I'm a bit of a dishaholic myself, especially ones with roses. But not even near as you are! I love seeing all your beautiful dishes. Where do you keep it all!?

Have a good week!

Pamela

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty collection Manuela! Love the new design as well. *Smiles*

Douce France..... said...

Love what you did with the corner table! You have a nice collection!
I collect Milk Glass in my house and Daylilies in my garden!
Have a nice day!

Jaybird said...

What a pretty corner grouping!! I collect "shakers"...generally just one of a kind, but they are all porcelain and hand painted with flowers etc.. I think they are lovely as well. When I see them in a sale, I just can't go off and leave them there all alone :^(
Thank you so much for posting and giving me display ideas!
J

Kim said...

Your collection is adorable. The S/P collection really look important on your refurbished stand. The plates on the wall are so pretty.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

What a wonderful idea, Manuela! I swear you should write a book on frugal ways to decorate. Lately I'm collecting white pitchers of all sizes. Have to have something neutral once in awhile with all this color! It's raining here! So glad I don't have to water today.
Brenda

Susan said...

Manuela, that is such a darling way to show off your salt and pepper shakers. I love that little corner. It's just beautiful. And what you did with the cake stand is wonderful.

Have a beautiful day,
Susan

Sue said...

I love your collection of S&P shakers, Manuela! They look really sweet on top of your newly painted cake tray. Also love your new banister in the foyer. It made for a nice upgrade going to wood from the wrought iron spindles. I can't wait til you start work on the harlequin painted stairs in the fall. You are such a wonder of great ideas!
hugs, Sue

Susan said...

My grandmother collected salt and pepper shakers, but they were the souvenir type in shapes of food, states, and such as that. We grandkids loved to look at them, but we sure knew not to touch them!

The only thing I collect are Willow Tree figures. I just have an eclectic mixture of "stuff" in my house!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love the way you displayed your salt and pepper shakers. :) The stand looks great madeover. Thanks for the visit today! :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love your collections Manuela!
And I love your idea of displaying them on that charming little corner table! What a great idea!
I'm like you, I only collect things that speak to me.
Cindy

Recycled Rita said...

I love your Daily Bread plates, they are so pretty and of course I love the salt and pepper shakers! You never fail to inspire Manuela!
karen.....

Rambling Girl said...

Oh Manuela I love all your collections! You have a taste so different from others...well like you said what your taste is what you like and no so much what is popular. Funny thing is I have a bunch of those salt/pepper shakers also...I love the silver topped ones so I have been collecting those...also have been collecting lots of the floral frogs. I think those are so cute so now whenever I see them I pick it up.

As always I really enjoying reading your blog!